Beaumont Police have arrested a 17-year-old Beaumont teen in connection with a Wednesday night home invasion robbery at a north end Beaumont home.
Darrell Johnson, 17, of Beaumont, AKA “DJ”, was arrested Thursday morning and charged with two counts of aggravated robbery before being transported to the Jefferson County Correctional Center according to a release from the Beaumont Police Department.
One of the victims of the robbery, who was advised by detectives not to appear on camera, told 12News Thursday morning that four armed men stormed into the home in the 4300 block of Pine Street at about 11 p.m. Wednesday night.
The victim told 12News he and his male roommate were forced to strip naked, then were tied up and pistol whipped.
The suspects left with the victim's car and their belongings he told 12News.
The man, who told 12News he is still very shaken up following the robbery, suffered a broken nose after being pistol whipped.
Both of the roommates were taken to the hospital with minor injuries following the robbery according to police.
On Thursday morning at about 9 a.m. Beaumont Police responded to a caller who reported suspicious activity in a wooded area in the 1900 block of Nora according to the release.
The caller told police they believed three people were attempting to move a stolen vehicle.
The suspects fled on foot when officers arrived in the area but officers managed to catch two of them including Johnson according to the release.
Johnson and the other suspect were taken to the police station while officers recovered what turned out to the car stolen in the Wednesday night home invasion.
Stolen property belonging to the victims was later found in the suspect's home police said.
Johnson was charged after speaking to detectives and more arrests are expected in the case.